The realities of today’s education system are educators simply were not trained in economics or financial literacy, especially at the elementary and middle school level. PwC surveyed K-12 educators nationwide to understand their perspective on financial education. Interestingly these educators increasingly view financial education as a responsibility that schools should take on, starting in earlier grades. However, these same educators believe that the resources available for teaching the subject are inadequate.
EconomicsWisconsin is focused on supporting educators across our state. We host a variety of opportunities throughout the year including workshops, conferences and seminars. These events provide lesson plans, resources and networking opportunities focused on economic and financial literacy.
Through our affiliation with the national Council on Economic Education, educators have access to textbooks, curriculum, videos and lesson plans through EconEdLink.
Looking for a creative and fun way to engage your class or club? Our Stock Market Game and EconChallenge competitions teach economic principles and investing, through teamwork and group decision-making.
We are proud to annually recognize a deserving teacher for their tireless efforts to educate their students on economic and financial literacy. This program recognizes and honors inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding and/or financial literacy in the classroom, and strive to make them a vital part of their curricula.
Are you interested in these activities? Join our educator e-news and get the latest opportunities we offer via email every month.